Mini Guide to India



Diwali usually takes place in October or November and dates back to ancient times when people celebrated the summer harvest. In some regions, it’s associated with the story of Yama and Nachiketa, representing right versus wrong or knowledge versus ignorance. It’s the happiest holidays in India and it’s sometimes thought to be a mix of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Also called the “festival of colors,” Holi is the perfect way for visitors to experience a fun day in India. It represents the start of spring, and the date to leave conflicts and mistakes behind and forgive others. The streets become an arena for a water fight mixed with plenty of colored powder (make sure you wear old clothes as they’ll be ruined!).

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The Best Flower Displays in the World

Flowers are one of the most beautiful objects in nature — their bright faces remind us of sunshine and warm weather, and their perfume can help us recall specific memories that all our other senses have forgotten. While many of us strive to make our home the perfect outdoor oasis, others focus on spectacular displays of flowers that can only be found in a small number of places. We’ve scoured the globe for some of the most beautiful flower displays open to the public. If you’re a fan of beautiful flowers both cultivated and wild, check this list out.

Lights Out: Abandoned American Drive-Ins

The first drive-in movie theater was opened in the United States in 1915. This innovation marked yet another step in the American entertainment industry. For the first time ever, families could see a movie together without having to get out of their car. Although for a time, drive-in movie theaters were popular all over the United States, with almost a thousand open during their heyday in the 1950s and 60s, the rise of the luxurious multiplex drove most American drive-ins out of business.

Mini Guide to South Africa

South Africa is the southernmost country in the African continent with a population of approximately 56 million people (24th most populous nation). It has a coastline of nearly 2,800 kilometers being part of both the Indian and Atlantic Ocean. It has a difficult history of racial segregation (apartheid) and massive inequality, despite having the seventh…